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If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there. Roy Bennett Have you ever started pursuing a goal and given up? Yep, me too! Why did we give up? Well, we decided the goal just wasn’t worth it. This really is because we didn’t have a strong enough why to keep us going. Maybe you can relate to this example from my life. I played sports as a kid. I loved to swim and play basketball. With my 6-foot frame, I had pretty good height for a basketball player. I even played my first semester
Goals are just a wish until you write them down. Unknown It was the fall semester of my junior year in high school and we had an all-school assembly. I remember over 2,000 students packing into the bleachers in the somewhat steamy gym on a crisp fall day in California. I can’t remember who the guest speaker was that day, but I do remember that he challenged us to turn to the person next to us and say our goal out loud and then to write our goal down as soon as we could locate a pen and paper. I’m
Don’t ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. Reaching new goals and moving to a higher level of performance always requires change, and change feels awkward. But take comfort in the knowledge that if a change doesn’t feel uncomfortable, then it’s probably not really a change. John C. Maxwell In 2012, I was at the top of the general schedule in my job as a federal government attorney. I had been advising and defending executives and political appointees on employment cases for over a decade in private practice and the government. I felt a bit stagnant
You’ve got a new story to write, and it looks nothing like your past. Unknown I’m so excited to start this regular practice of writing for you, the courageous leader, who is ready to be challenged to live more courageously. Perhaps you’ve gone through a trial at work and are lacking that courage you once had to step out and get that promotion. Or maybe you’ve been on your leadership journey for a while, you’ve applied for positions and been passed over, and you’re not sure what you want any more on your leadership journey. I’ve been overwhelmed before by
“I remember being at a crossroads in my career and not knowing which way to go — should I continue in employment litigation or step into a management position? Along came a coach who helped me understand my talents and get clear on my career goals. And he kept helping me uncover my courage whenever an obstacle presented itself on my career path.”